Sitting in the crook of a cushioned armchair, I watch the smiling faces of infants flash across the screen of my aunt 's TV. I shift my weight to fold into a more comfortable position, only to be met by a cry of protest. I quickly jump up, my maternal switch being flipped, and begin to soothe. I whisper an old lullaby and hold her hands in mine. Once she has calmed down, I rewind to the beginning of the recorded Huggies commercial, as I had done hundreds of times before, and allow my grandmother to laugh and coo at the toothless grins on the television. My grandmother, or Abuelita as I like to call her, was diagnosed with Alzheimer 's disease a year before I was born. I grew up knowing that she was different from other grandparents, but I never thought that she would teach me what it is to be responsible for another human being. …show more content…
When I first arrived, I was an immature pre-teen eager for a 2-month vacation. It didn 't take me long to realize that I was not there to sit by a pool and relax, in fact, I rarely left my aunt 's apartment. My days consisted of feeding, clothing, and bathing her, like a mother to a child. After the initial shock of my new responsibilities, my outlook completely changed. My grandmother was no longer a burden. I fell in love with all that I was doing for her. I didn 't care how challenging or exhausting it was. Any of her needs pulled ahead of my
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
During the early months of my child, Ramona’s life included much health decision-making, as she had indigestion problems as well as constant colds, poor appetites and frequent irritability. One of the most important decisions made was breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding. Early in the quarter our guest speaker Jordynn Quinine went over the importance of skin on skin contact immediately after birth, as well as the
For the past five years, I have watched my amiable grandmother unconditionally care for my ailing grandfather. My grandfather was diagnosed with alzheimer's and dementia. At the earlier stages of his sickness, I remember visiting for Easter when I was much younger. My parents told my brothers and I that grandpa probably will not remember our names but to be patient with him. I did not think too much of it since, at that time, my grandpa seemed to be his normal self.
In my life I have faced some extremely trying experiences and, from them, learned some very valuable lessons. My father, SPC Theodore “TJ” Ingemanson, an Iraq War Veteran and Wounded Warrior, passed unexpectedly, from injuries he suffered during his deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was twelve years old. Two months after this devastating event, my mother was sent to prison for choices she made that impacted our lives in a negative way. Life, as I knew it, became a chaotic tailspin, changing rapidly and drastically.
OGO3 meron Dementia Dementia is a mental disease where you lose some maybe all of your memory for a long period of time or even eternity rly symptoms can occur for some people and can include behaviour swings and anxiety or even blindness. There are many different types of dementia and some of them include the mo common Alzheimers Disease which takes up 70% of all the people that have dementia, vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementi a and many more, these often occur over the age of 60 but it is possible to also get it if you are young. 90% of people with Parkinson 's disease will get the exact same symptoms as people with dementia would get It 's possible to get more than one form of dementia. Alzheimers disease Alzheimer 's disease
My aunt might be getting older, but her inner self is as shiny and energetic as ever. Shes gone through a lot in her fifty something years of life. I remember growing up checking how tall I was getting by standing next to her, but now it’s a strange feeling because for once I’m the “bigger” person. She welcomed my mother and me very kindly into her home. As I sat with her I could almost see all her mixed emotions in her eyes.
I don’t think I would have been that strong. Even the hospital made me feel quite uneasy. The stuffy corridors and eerie silence are enough to bring me to tears. My grandmother astounded me with her amazing determination through her time of strife. Now, my grandmother lives with her same inspirational approach to life and the same amazing determination that I will always admire her
Even though we had spent so much time together before, I felt like it was a new beginning, or a new chapter to my life… something completely new to me. I would say it felt as if I were a new person… but it wasn’t necessarily new. In that moment I turned into someone that had always been there in the background. She was more confident, stronger, and most importantly
The moment she gave birth something sunk into her mind, that she could never fully comprehend until that moment. As she holds her child in her arms, taking extra precautions, so that her child doesn’t get hurt, she realizes that it is now her job to take care of her baby. That her biggest concern is no longer herself, but the child who was not in her arms yesterday. That yesterday’s problems are no longer of concern to her. That it is her job to provide and raise a human being.
This shows what she had to endure to try to keep her baby healthy. It appeals to the loving protective side of the reader. It makes them think about what the baby must be going through beacuase of their economic situation. Rhetorical questions are used to directly engage the
Infants will cry to begin interaction with the caregiver; when the caregiver responds properly, the crying will encourage attachment behaviors (Fannin and Hamblett, 2006). Cries may indicate that the baby is hungry, uncomfortable, lonely, in pain, overstimulated, or tired. Thus, caregivers must evaluate the nature of the cry for the meaning behind it. Cries, particularly those of the youngest infants, should be viewed as cries of distress (Schon and Silven, 2007), as newborns do not have the ability to soothe themselves when they are
She was fifty - three years old. A vast remainder of her life stood in front of her that should have been fulfilled with watching her children prosper, retirement and blissful moment. That was only fair. She had strived through poverty when she was younger, lost her husband at thirty - six, giving her the emotional and financial burden to raise three children on her own, aided others as a CNA for most of her career hood and never succumbed to any of it. So shouldn’t life have been easier for her now?
When I got to North Valley Nursing home I went and met all of the therapists. After that I went to the activities room and painted eggs with the patients and they were all really happy. After that I helped clean up paint. One of the activity coordinators asked me to read a book to one of the patients because she loves to read. After that I went room by room and talked to the patients to see how their day has been so far.
Babies naturally require a lot of attention which is more than just feeding them or enforcing good hygiene. Harry Harlow’s principle of “contact comfort” is something that has been ingrained in us since our infancy. Babies have no other way of communicating with us other than by crying. After you check all the baby’s vitals (such as if they are hungry, need a diaper change, etc.,) a good way to make a baby stop crying is if you cuddle, hold, kiss, or sing to the baby until the baby stops crying or until the baby falls asleep. A way to greet or comfort a loved one is also to hug them.
It shows how a mother becomes sensitive to their infant 's state of mind, infant coping mechanisms, and demonstrates ethology at play. However, the picture it paints is incredibly sped up and idealistic. Attachments rarely if ever form as smoothly and quickly as they do in this film and many of the rough patches of building an attachment are either smoothed over or left out. When viewing this film, we should enjoy it for the heartwarming film that it is, take away the truth about attachment that it contains, but also remember that attachment doesn’t happen quite like this in real